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Earthquakes Today: latest quakes worldwide in the past 48 hours on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - list, stats and map

Updated: Oct 5, 2022 22:15 GMT -
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Quakes in the past 48 hours:

  • 6 quakes above magnitude 5
  • 68 quakes between magnitude 4 and 5
  • 214 quakes between magnitude 3 and 4
  • 490 quakes between magnitude 2 and 3
  • 1170 quakes below magnitude 2 that people normally don't feel.
In the past 48 hours, there were 6 quakes of magnitude 5.0 or above, 68 quakes between 4.0 and 5.0, 214 quakes between 3.0 and 4.0, and 490 quakes between 2.0 and 3.0. There were also 1170 quakes below magnitude 2.0 which people don't normally feel. See all quakes in the past 24 hours!

Latest quake: Mag. 2.7 | Celebes Sea, 25 km SE of Pagadian City, Philippines -

Strongest quake: Mag. 5.8 | 14 km E of Sullana, Piura, Peru -

Recent quakes above magnitude 3.0 worldwide (updated )

Past 24 hours127 quakes | 95 quakes M3+ | 28 quakes M4+ | 4 quakes M5+
Past 7 days1,127 quakes | 790 quakes M3+ | 293 quakes M4+ | 41 quakes M5+ | 3 quakes M6+
Past 30 days6,270 quakes | 4,633 quakes M3+ | 1,468 quakes M4+ | 155 quakes M5+ | 11 quakes M6+ | 3 quakes M7+
Past 90 days18,026 quakes | 13,592 quakes M3+ | 3,987 quakes M4+ | 416 quakes M5+ | 27 quakes M6+ | 4 quakes M7+
Past 365 days65,997 quakes | 48,587 quakes M3+ | 15,564 quakes M4+ | 1,707 quakes M5+ | 129 quakes M6+ | 10 quakes M7+
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Showing most recent quakes and quakes magnitude 3.6 or higher (139 out of 1948 quakes, show more):
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Wednesday, October 5, 2022 GMT (68 quakes)
Oct 5, 2022 21:54 GMT
Oct 6, 2022 5:54 am (GMT +8)
2.7

9 km
Celebes Sea, 25 km southeast of Pagadian City, Philippines
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Oct 5, 2022 21:43 GMT
Oct 6, 2022 4:13 am (GMT +6:30)
3.0

1 km
51 km south of Keng Tung, Kengtung District, Shan State, Myanmar (Burma)
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Oct 5, 2022 21:38 GMT
Oct 5, 2022 6:38 pm (GMT -3)
3.7

48 km
South Pacific Ocean, 95 km west of Copiapo, Atacama, Chile
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Oct 5, 2022 21:35 GMT
Oct 6, 2022 12:35 am (GMT +3)
2.5

4.7 km
16 km south of Osmancık, Çorum, Turkey More
Oct 5, 2022 21:33 GMT
Oct 5, 2022 9:33 pm (GMT +0)
2.4

1.6 km
Iceland: 0.5 Km S of Grímsfjall More
Oct 5, 2022 21:30 GMT
Oct 6, 2022 2:30 am (GMT +5)
4.0

50 km
42 km southeast of Khorugh, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan
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Oct 5, 2022 21:29 GMT
Oct 5, 2022 4:29 pm (GMT -5)
4.0

28 km
Michoacan, 53 km southeast of Tecoman, Colima, Mexico
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Oct 5, 2022 21:27 GMT
Oct 6, 2022 12:27 am (GMT +3)
2.7

14 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 43 km southwest of Paphos, Cyprus More
Oct 5, 2022 21:23 GMT
Oct 6, 2022 10:23 am (GMT +13)
2.4

72 km
Bay of Plenty, New Zealand More
Oct 5, 2022 21:19 GMT
Oct 6, 2022 5:19 am (GMT +8)
3.3

10 km
Australia: Great Victoria Desert, WA
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Oct 5, 2022 21:01 GMT
Oct 5, 2022 4:01 pm (GMT -5)
4.0

24 km
Pasco, 76 km north of Santa Rosa, Chanchamayo, Junin, Peru
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Oct 5, 2022 20:52 GMT
Oct 5, 2022 2:52 pm (GMT -6)
2.9

33 km
North Pacific Ocean, 68 km west of Chinandega, Nicaragua More
Oct 5, 2022 20:49 GMT
Oct 6, 2022 4:49 am (GMT +8)
2.5

11 km
Cordillera, 36 km southeast of Vigan, Province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines More
Oct 5, 2022 20:46 GMT
Oct 5, 2022 3:46 pm (GMT -5)
4.3

160 km
60 km north of Pucallpa, Provincia de Coronel Portillo, Ucayali, Peru
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Oct 5, 2022 20:46 GMT
Oct 6, 2022 4:46 am (GMT +8)
2.6

96 km
Philippine Sea, 97 km east of Sorsogon, Bicol, Philippines More
Oct 5, 2022 20:15 GMT
Oct 5, 2022 2:15 pm (GMT -6)
4.1

17 km
North Pacific Ocean, 155 km southwest of Pijijiapan, Chiapas, Mexico
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Oct 5, 2022 20:00 GMT
Oct 5, 2022 3:00 pm (GMT -5)
4.0

8 km
North Pacific Ocean, 59 km south of Aquila, Michoacan, Mexico
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Oct 5, 2022 19:09 GMT
Oct 6, 2022 4:09 am (GMT +9)
4.4

134 km
Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia
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Oct 5, 2022 19:04 GMT
Oct 6, 2022 4:04 am (GMT +9)
4.8

64 km
North Pacific Ocean, 44 km southeast of Ofunato, Ōfunato-shi, Iwate, Japan
I FELT IT - 2 reports
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Oct 5, 2022 18:16 GMT
Oct 5, 2022 4:16 pm (GMT -2)
5.1

10 km
South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands
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Oct 5, 2022 17:45 GMT
Oct 6, 2022 1:45 am (GMT +8)
4.0

13 km
Philippine Sea, Indonesia, 211 km southeast of General Santos City, Philippines
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 8.4 x 1013 joules (23.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 20104 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy

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Earthquake FAQ

When was the latest earthquake anywhere in the world?

The last earthquake in the world occurred 21 minutes ago: Weak mag. 2.7 earthquake - Celebes Sea, 25 km southeast of Pagadian City, Philippines, on Thursday, Oct 6, 2022 at 5:54 am (GMT +8).

Where did the last earthquake happen in the world?

The last quake above magnitude 4 today occurred 44 minutes ago 42 km SE of Khorugh, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan.
Smaller quakes below magnitude 4 are much more frequent and happen somewhere in the world every few minutes. However, many (if not most) of them go unrecorded, because not all areas in the world are covered by sensitive-enough seismic networks able to detect them.

Where do most earthquakes occur in the world?

By far, most earthquakes in the world occur along the margins of the Pacific Ocean, followed by the vast Alpine-Himalayan mountain belts that stretch from southern Europe through Turkey, the Caucasus, Iran, Pakistan, to northern India, Nepal and southern China.
Most of these regions are in oceanic or continental collision zones where tectonic plates collide with each other and release energy in form of earthquakes.

How many quakes were there in the world in the past 48 hours?

In the past 48 hours, there have been 139 quakes up to magnitude 5.8.

What was the strongest quake in the world in the past 48 hours?

The strongest earthquake in the world in the past 48 hours occurred 14 hours ago: Strong mag. 5.8 earthquake - 14 km east of Sullana, Piura, Peru, on Wednesday, Oct 5, 2022 at 3:26 am (GMT -5).

What category of earthquake is considered an emergency?

Most earthquakes are small and cause no damage, but occasionally, there are bigger ones that can cause considerable damage to people and infrastructure. How much damage a quake does depends a lot on a number of factors including:
- magnitude
- depth beneath the surface
- duration and motion of the shaking
- local geology
- population density
- overall building standards of the affected area
- risk awareness and preparedness
Quakes below magnitude 5 rarely cause damage, while quakes above around magnitude 7 almost always result in extensive damage, even in areas with very good building standards such as in the western US or Japan. Quakes from magnitudes 8 often result in wide-spread or even catastrophic destruction.

What kind of damage can an earthquake do?

The ground shaking of earthquakes can cause soil liquefaction, landslides and avalanches, the opening of fissures in the ground, deformation of the ground, cracks in walls and other structures leading to their collapse. As secondary and often even more severe damage, this can lead to fires, gas leaks, or even tsunamis if the sea floor is moved in a way to displace a large mass of water.

How dangerous are earthquakes?

Earthquakes are among the (if not THE) most dangerous type of natural disaster.
According to data from the World Health Organization (WHO), quakes caused nearly 750,000 deaths globally in the period 1998-2017, more than half of all deaths related to natural disasters.

How many people are affected by earthquakes every year?

Each day, many thousands of people feel an earthquake somewhere. Stronger quakes can be felt by millions of people.
According to data from the World Health Organization (WHO), nearly 750,000 people were killed by quakes and more than 125 million people injured, made homeless or displaced or otherwise seriously affected by earthquakes during the 20 years from 1998-2017.

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